TenThe University of Minnesota Men's Tennis Team defeated Division III NCAA Champion Gustavus, 7-0, on Saturday afternoon at the Baseline Tennis Center. The 13th-ranked Golden Gophers will resume Big Ten play tomorrow vs. Michigan State at Noon.
The Golden Gophers swept the three doubles matches, including Manuel Lievano and Clay Estes at No. 1 doubles by the score of 8-4 over Kevin Whipple and Eric Butorac.
In singles, Butorac played Minnesota's Chris Wettengel down to the wire, but Wettengel prevailed in a super tiebreaker, 7-5, 6-7, (10- 6). Aleksey Zharinov, Avery Ticer, Clay Estes, Eric Robertson and Steve Solberg all posted straight set victories.
Minnesota 7, Gustavus 0
No. 1 - Aleksey Zharinov (MN) def. Kevin Whipple (GAC), 6- 0, 6-2
No. 2 - Chris Wettengel (MN) def. Eric Butorac (GAC), 7- 5, 6-7, (10-6)
No. 3 - Avery Ticer (MN) def. Kyle Anderson (GAC), 6-3, 6- 0
No. 4 - Clay Estes (MN) def. Ben Lundell (GAC), 6-0, 6- 4
No. 5 - Eric Robertson (MN) def. Adam Morgan (GAC), 6-1, 6-1
No. 6 - Steve Solberg (MN) def. Brett Morse-Karsen (GAC), 6-1, 6-3
No. 1 - Lievano/Estes (MN) def. Whipple/Butorac (GAC), 8-4
No. 2 - Zharinov/Wettengel (MN) def. Anderson/Lundell (GAC), 8-2
No. 3 - Ticer/Solberg (MN) def. Morgan/Morse-Karsen (GAC), 8-1